AOSVN Additional Policies

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission as stated above under Admission Policies, applicants to the AOSVN program must provide the following prior to admission to the program:

Physical Exam

Proof of Health Exam signed by a medical provider (MD, NP, or PA) with no restrictions.

Health Insurance

Students are required to carry health insurance, throughout the duration of their program, and may be asked to provide a copy to the nursing department along with their immunization.

BLS Certification

Students must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from the American Heart Association. Students are responsible for maintaining proof of certification, and its currency, for the entire duration of the program, at their own cost. Students without current certification will be removed from all fieldwork/clinical rotations until certification is renewed. Any absences accrued will have Attendance Policies applied.

AOSVN Dress Code

Students are expected to withhold and maintain a professional image. Professional image consists of personal appearance with regard to clothing, grooming, manners and etiquette, personal behavior, and communication effectiveness.

Professional image policies are to be enforced while on campus grounds and/or clinical facilities premises, which include the parking lot, shuttle lot and while riding on the Stanbridge Shuttle Service. The student must adhere to the professional image policy guidelines listed below. If the student is off campus and wearing Stanbridge University attire, they should demonstrate awareness that they are a representative of the University and are expected to have professional behavior and demonstrate good judgement. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action for a violation of the code of conduct.

Theory

  • Student ID badge must be worn at all times above the waist.
  • Students must wear Stanbridge issued uniform polo shirt and black colored pants or scrub bottoms. No leggings, jeggings, or any tight-fitted items are permitted.
  • Clothing must be clean and unwrinkled.
  • Undershirts worn underneath the polo top may be short sleeve or long sleeve but must be white if visible. No other undergarments may be visible.
  • Stanbridge hoodie is the only outer garment allowed.
  • No active wear, athletic clothing, trendy clothing, i.e. holes or tears in pants.
  • No caps, hats, beanies or hoods in class.
  • Hair accessories must be plain; head bands are acceptable.
  • Students must wear clean, black, grey, or white sneakers.
    • Socks/hosiery of any color may be worn.
  • Tattoos cannot be visible. White, long-sleeved shirts or “sleeves” must be worn with polo shirt to cover the tattoos. No facial or tongue jewelry.
  • Nails must be trimmed and kept clean at all times. Nail length must be kept at a maximum of 2 mm overhang. Only clear nail polish is acceptable – other colors/designs are not allowed. Artificial nails are not allowed.
  • All students must be neat and well groomed. Appropriate top and bottom undergarments are required.
  • In the event of inclement weather, only program administration may approve a temporary modification of outerwear standards.

Clinical

  • Student ID badge must be worn at all times above the waist.
  • Students must wear Stanbridge issued uniform scrubs. Scrubs must be clean and unwrinkled.
  • Undershirts worn underneath the scrub uniform top may be short sleeve or long sleeve but must be white if visible. No other undergarments may be visible.
  • Plain white socks must be worn at all times.
  • Shoes must be slip-proof, non-penetrable, completely white, and clean at all times.
  • Stanbridge hoodie is the only outer garment allowed.
  • The only visible jewelry that is acceptable is a small, single, stud earring and a plain wedding band. No facial or tongue jewelry. No other visible jewelry is permitted.
  • Facial hair must be neatly trimmed (length as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control), and not be of a faddish or unusual appearance.
  • Tattoos cannot be visible. White, long-sleeved shirts or “sleeves” must be worn with scrub top to cover the tattoos.
  • A watch that can count seconds is mandatory at all times.
  • Hair must be pulled back out of the face and off the neck and back. Hair must be a natural color; faddish or unnatural colors or styles are not permitted.
  • Hair accessories must be plain; head bands are acceptable.
  • Nails must be trimmed and kept clean at all times. Nail length must be kept at a maximum of 2 mm overhang. Only clear nail polish is acceptable – other colors/designs are not allowed. Artificial nails are not allowed.
  • All students must be neat and well groomed. Appropriate top and bottom undergarments are required.

Consequences for Violation of the Professional Image Policy

If a student is determined to be in violation of any specific item(s) of the dress code, the student will be issued a written warning and sent home for the remainder of the day.  Additionally, the student will acquire an absence for that respective class day.  The student will not have the option to return to class to avoid acquiring an absence.  Please refer to the attendance policy for the remediation of absences.